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Nintendo: 3DS Has Set U.S. Handheld Sales Record
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March 29, 2011, 23:47:35
Nintendo: 3DS Has Set U.S. Hanheld Sales Record

Nintendo said:
The Nintendo 3DS has been out since Sunday in the US, and first-day sales are looking very good for Nintendo. According to the company, "US day-one sales numbers for Nintendo 3DS were the highest of any Nintendo handheld system in our history."
While no specific figures were given, this statement means the 3DS outsold the original DS, the DS Lite and the DSi, which is pretty amazing, given the amount of hype and interest there was in those systems.
Nintendo also addressed the reports that the device is having technical problems, saying:
"The number of calls and emails received by our customer support center is well below the rate experienced during past hardware launches, and there are no widespread issues."
If you're having technical issues with your 3DS, Nintendo says you should to visit their support website or call its help line at 800-255-3700.
Have you guys been able to find the 3DS on store shelves?

Source: G4

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Posted: 03/29/11, 23:47:35  - Edited by 
 on: 03/30/11, 00:52:08    
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Yeah, Nintendo's pretty good at selling handheld systems. The handheld realm is where I think they do their best work.

Posted by 
 on: 03/29/11, 23:51:41
God dang really? Best selling handheld ever?

Posted by 
 on: 03/29/11, 23:58:04
Good news. The higher price was a small worry, but it looks like Nintendo has another hit on their hands as we knew they would!

They need to get some big games out by Christmas though. Well, not need to. I want them to.

Posted by 
 on: 03/30/11, 00:02:27
That's pretty impressive, esp. considering so few people consider Sunday a launch day for anything in the electronics market. Most are geared to pick up new stuff on a Tuesday or Wednesday shipping schedule.

Posted by 
 on: 03/30/11, 00:03:10
I dunno, I think Nintendo goes with sunday for a reason. It's a more "family-oriented" launch day. Mom and/or dad are free to pick up the platform and help little Billy figure it all out. Or something.

Posted by 
 on: 03/30/11, 00:05:05
That's pretty freaking awesome. Hopefully this'll encourage Nintendo to go full steam on getting the rest of the features in working order sooner.

Posted by 
 on: 03/30/11, 00:05:18
The 3DS is love squared. I'm happy to hear this because it needs to be experienced by everyone.

Posted by 
 on: 03/30/11, 00:06:52

Could be! It's off to a good start.

Still got a long way to go though. The "normal" DS is the best-selling system of all time (handheld or otherwise) so it's gonna be a battle to get to the top for the ol' 3DS. We'll see how it goes!

Posted by 
 on: 03/30/11, 00:11:52
It seems that Nintendo has supplied a healthy amount of units, too. I dunno, though. My TRU was a ghost town on Sunday morning. One family and a flipper.

Posted by 
 on: 03/30/11, 00:12:00
No I mean fastest selling. Isn't that what this says?

Posted by 
 on: 03/30/11, 00:14:51
3DS's over here are not selling out at all. I literally only saw one guy buy one at Wal-Mart.

Must be a good supply of them. I still haven't got one, though.

Posted by 
 on: 03/30/11, 01:38:29
Here are the software charts for the UK with only two days sales for the 3DS. Very respectable placements I have to say.

Posted by 
 on: 03/30/11, 01:40:34
How out of the loop are you guys? Have you not heard that Nintendo had around 1.6 million units for launch here in NA? Some of you need to read neogaf a little more. Nintendo was prepared to squash scalpers this round. How about a golf clap for Nintendo for their mighty onslaught of 3DSes?

Posted by 
 on: 03/30/11, 01:42:43
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